Darya Imad Shah

Darya Imad Shah (Persian: دریا عماد شاه) was the third Sultan of Berar. He reigned between 1530 and 1561.[1]

Darya Imad Shah
Sultan of the Berar Sultanate
PredecessorAladdin Imad Shah
SuccessorBurhan Imad Shah
IssueBurhan Imad Shah
Daulat Shah Begum
DynastyImad Shahi Dynasty
FatherAladdin Imad Shah

Darya Imad Shah's attempts to rule peacefully meant dealing diplomatically with the local powers of Bijapur and Ahmadnagar.[2] His daughter Daulat Shah Begum married the Ahmadnagar Sultan Hussain Nizam Shah I in 1558 on the banks of the Godavari River, and he came to the aid of his son-in-law against Aliya Rama Raya of the Vijayanagara Empire when he was subsequently attacked.[3] This was an antecedent of the subsequent alliance between the Deccan Sultanates that fought in the Battle of Talikota. He died and was succeeded by his son, still an infant, in 1561.[2]



  1. ^ Haidar, Navina Najat; Sardar, Marika (2015). Sultans of Deccan India: 1500-1700: Opulence and Fantasy. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press. p. 51. ISBN 9780300211108.
  2. ^ a b Vardhan, Aditya. "Short biography of Darya Imad Shah (A.D. 1530—A.D. 1561)". PreserveArticles.com. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  3. ^ Shyam, Radhey (1966). The Kingdom of Ahmadnagar. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass. p. 110.
  4. ^ Hamilton Alexander Rosskeen Gibb, Johannes Hendrik Kramers, Bernard Lewis, The Encyclopaedia of Islam - Volume 3, Parts 57-58 (1970), p. 1161
  5. ^ Radhey Shyam, The Kingdom of Ahmadnagar (1966), p. 110
  6. ^ Shyam (1966, p. 92)

See alsoEdit

Ferishta, Mahomed Kasim (1829). History of the Rise of the Mahometan Power in India, till the year A.D. 1612. Translated by Briggs, John. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green.

Preceded by Berar sultanate
Succeeded by